Drogba
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The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:33 am

Hello everyone,
I just want to start a little poll about the most spectacular airports of the world. If there should be a similar thread like this, please close this one. I also want to start a little project on FS9, that deals with airports which have approaches which really challenge the pilot.
I will start with my favourite airport in that category and that is definately SBH because of the diving shortly before the landing on runway 10 and of course the short runway.


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Edit: Sorry guys, I just realised that there is a forum for Polls. Maybe someone could move the thread in there? Would be very nice  Smile.

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wilco737
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:48 pm

Open FS and go to VQPR and enjoy your take off and the approach there Big grin

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Arniepie
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Treat yourself with a little present and buy aerosoft's LUKLA scenery, now take your DHC6 or Beech 1900 and make a visual approach, you'll be definately impressed.

Also try Jomson also in Nepal (good freeware available).

Another great one is ENHV way up north in Norway with a KAITAK-like approach , excellent freeware package available with 50 other Norwegian airports as superbly executed freeware.

Soo many more to go I can keep typing for hours in a row

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QFA380
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:04 pm



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 2):
Soo many more to go I can keep typing for hours in a row

Please do.... I love going to interesting airports.
 
Drogba
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:43 pm

Well airports which come in my mind are well-known by everybody.

LCY, SXM, THF, HGL, FNC, JSI, INN and of course Kai-Tak

Another very interesting airport is MHG. Approach of rwy 09 leads directly above a motorway, with a runway length of about 1,100 meters.

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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:53 pm

SBH: Amazing Island, The Caribbean is great, Nice small Airport and SBH is my initials.
Courchevel a winter Mountain version of St. Barths.
INN the location is amazing in the mountains.
DCA: So close to the capital, river approach is amazing, a true domestic airport for the US capital.
There are so many more but these four come to mind first.
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:25 am

I think there are several less known airports in Alaska that get over looked just because of the lack of commercial traffic. I have many interesting shots of some of the airports we fly into some of which are Dutch Harbor, Sand Point, Unalakleet just to name a few!

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Arniepie
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:18 am



Quoting SkyWestFan (Reply 6):
I think there are several less known airports in Alaska that get over looked

Alaska is indeed a wonderfull and challenging place to fly in FS (and reality I guess).
Thx to Holger and his buddies there exists an amazing freeware package (called Glacier Bay) which contains many airports that require some special attention.

Other good ones in MSFS are
-MHTG (Honduras) excellent freeware available (need MESH files for Honduras also to make it better).
-SEQU (Quito/Equador) freeware available (also install good MESH package).
-SETU idem see above.
-many other ones in Ecuador
-SBSP and SBRJ 2 airports in Sao Paulo and Rio best served with baby bus or 737 family, good free and payware packages available.
-LPMA (Madeira) again good free and payware packages available
-SABA
-LSGS (Sion /CH) Excellent freeware available , nice approach and take off's with RJ type planes (I use WILCO's ERJ )
-LSZS (Samedan/CH) see above.
-LIPA (Bolzano) ITALY
-EFKA (Faroer-islands) good freeware available.
-Helgoland (nice with aero design's AC680) freeware available but also aerosoft's superb helgoland scenery.
-ALTIPORTS France (COURCHEVEL,...) need decent MESH files.
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Soo many more, I must have more than 3000 free and payware airports (total +/- 80GB scenery alone) but before installing them I always check if there is a good MESH file available for the surrounding area because that makes it really worthwhile.
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trekster
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:27 pm

Try doing VQPR - ZUXC in a prop or any plane, but keeping it below 12000ft.

Only been flying 10 min and already nearly crashed 2 times, and the Terrain warning is going nuts
Where does the time go???
 
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RE: The Most Spectacular Airports Of The World

Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:27 am

BRR North Bay, Isle of Barra. How cool is it landing on the beach? I'll tell you...so cool you'll get frostbite!
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